Pilgrim

A finalist for the Giller Prize and a Canadian bestseller that surpassed the author’s own impressive sales records. More

V. Raghunathan

Mark Twain’s quote “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read” had a significant influence on me in my early years, which helped me take to reading seriously. More

The Known World

The Pulitzer Prize–winning novel that examines the troubling complexities of slavery. More

The Hours

Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize and PEN/Faulkner Award; made into an Oscar-winning film. More

Namita Gokhale

I read to share the world, to treasure words, to learn and intuit and recognise experiences to which I have no direct access. More

Hilary Mantel

I read out of hope and avid curiosity, and in an attempt to live in other times, and inhabit bodies that are not my own. More

Wolf Hall

Winner of the 2009 Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. More